I was so careful when I took this picture by my iPhone 4, I was afraid I might scared off the butterfly away. I was happy afterwards, the photo turned out so wonderful. Boisgibault, Center France July 10, 2011
A Flower And A Butterfly
by Tiffanie King
In a garden
, thousand miles away, all kinds of flowers bloom everyday and different variation of colorful butterflies
fly everywhere in this huge garden.
Everyday, one of the gods known as Green God
tends to this garden. He makes sure that all of the plants
have their newly formed buds
daily. From the sky, up above, He would enjoy the scenery these flowers and butterflies bring to nature. These remarkable living things color
the days of all mankind. Truly, they nourish our beings, and give cheerfulness and happiness to our hearts.
In this garden, there are lots of things going on among the plants and other creatures around it. The drama happens when all the plants started to bud and then later when this bud would soon become a flower.
When a flower blooms, it looks so sweet
and so pretty, so young and so fresh and all butterflies will go after her. These butterflies may have multiple variations in their coloration and they are all colorful and beautiful too. But all of these butterflies wanted only one thing. All of them wanted to get and have a taste of a honey
or sweet. The juicy honey of a flower.
One day a beautiful flower started to bloom. Green God named her Rosa
. This kind of plant is a prickly bush or shrub that typically bears red, pink, yellow, or white fragrant flowers. Rosa is rare, because she has the combination of all the colors. She got the attention of all the butterflies, even the bees, or the beetles and birds as well. They all admire her stunning beauty.
All butterflies flying around the garden went crazy. They quarrel who among them would be the first one to touch her and be lucky to taste her honey. But Rosa just remains easy and silent. Everyday and every night she would be moved by the wind. Either she would be swinging side by side or swirling around, she maintains an aura of mystery. She is very appealing even she would shiver from a cold wind, or even looked pale from exposure under the sun or lack of water. But Green God and nature take care of all her needs. She would soon be more attractive and gorgeous that all butterflies are so anxious to get her honey. But because of the wind, it is not easy to touch her. Some butterflies would just get tired. Some of them would just fly away and look for another. Others would have felt desperately sad and have left themselves to have no choice but to just fly and be far away from her temptation.
One day, a very unique and nice butterfly flew by and crossed over this huge garden. His name is Skipper. He saw this gorgeous flower in one corner of the garden where, there were only buds surrounding it. She got his attention because of her spectacular color and gracefulness when the blow of the wind leads her. He started to adore her. He tried to come near her. He began to skip up and down, yet he found it so hard to even take a quick dip on her pretty petals. He got so curious of her beauty and could not wait to touch her. He stayed as closer as he could even he could not join her. He tried many times, but nothing happened. He did not give up though. Until then he decided to stay and watch her.
The sky already became dark but Skipper never left. He patiently watched over her from the stillness of the night, with only the moonlight shining on her. By the smooth whistle of the wind, Rosa never stopped dancing. Under the moonlight, she was glowing too, like fire. No wonder, this butterfly got fell in love with her. When the first strike of day light came, amazing thing happened. By a chance the wind suddenly stopped. So Rosa stood still, and immediately Skipper touched her and sipped her honey, and she…she just gave her honey freely and loving it…. From then on they stayed inseparable until day break.